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August, 2004

  • Publishing RDP (Terminal Servers, XP Remote Desktop) with TSWeb (and ISA 2004)

    My last post on TSWeb (aka TSAC or Remote Desktop Web Connection) continues to be one of my most-hit blogs, so I spent a little time working with the TSWeb default connection page to try to simplify some of the bits that people were asking about. The...
  • XPSP2: How To Detect IE6 for SP2

    A quick note that's becoming something of an internal FAQ - the information below is from MSDN . Detecting Internet Explorer in SP2 You can use window.navigator.userAgent to detect if the browser connecting to your site is Internet Explorer in SP2. var...
  • ISA 2004: Configuring RADIUS (IAS) Authentication for OWA/Web Publishing

    Note: This is a mildly edited dump of my OneNote page on getting RADIUS authentication configured for a standard HTTP connection through ISA Server 2004, with Basic Delegation enabled (so that you authenticate once for ISA's rules, and the same credentials...
  • ISA 2004: Why RADIUS Authentication is Cool

    One of the coolest new features available with ISA 2004 is RADIUS authentication for Web Publishing rules . So, why is this a big deal? Why is this even necessary? Here's the list off the top of my head: ISA no longer needs to be a domain member to authenticate...
  • Running Least-Privilege: Quick'n'Dirty RunAs Batch File

    This is just a quick CMD file that automates some frequently-used manual steps that I perform when running as a regular user - I have it saved as RNAS.CMD in my Documents and Settings\TristanK folder (as that's where CMD defaults to for me). @echo...
  • PC Games Widescreen Report Card

    The Wide Screen Report Card I'm working through my vaguely-current catalogue of games to work out what works well in widescreen (nice alliteration there), and document any tweaks required, if I find them. Test System: Athlon XP 2800+ Abit AN7, 1GB...
  • ISA 2004: User Mappings and Failed VPN Connections

    I was working with a customer troubleshooting a VPN connection problem last night. The short version is: If you're seeing VPN Connections fail for no obvious reason, check to see if you have User Mapping enabled in the ISA VPN properties. It's described...
  • My New Toy: An Apple 20" Wide Screen

    The Desire I finally succumbed to my desire, and decided to get one on Saturday, subject to the following conditions: I had to drive to each Apple centre. I could not call ahead to check availability. It had to be in stock and available right then , otherwise...
  • ISA 2004: New-Style Log Filtering and Export

    I covered how I usually end up filtering ISA 2000 logs in a previous post . With ISA 2004, the game's changed! By default, ISA will log to a local MSDE instance, and the new MMC includes a Monitoring section that includes all sorts of useful information...
  • Blog Comment Policy

    I'm in favour of open comments on my blog. Usually, I receive "real" comments outweighing the spam by about 10 to 1, which I can deal with. I'm leaving automatic moderation disabled for the time being, but I'll "moderate" comments that... Don't relate...
  • Games: Only 10 15 More Sleeps until Locomotion!

    ... and then no sleep for a few weeks. I'm really, really excited about Chris Sawyer's Locomotion 's impending release. Intellectually, I know Half-Life 2 is due out soon, but I don't care. Locomotion is what I'm waiting for. The Aussie Atari site says...
  • Comments: Sorry, the evaluation period for this blog has expired!

    The new site comment policy that's meant to fight comment spam is a global setting to disable comments on all blogs 30 days from publication (if comments are enabled). Low-spam-hit-volume Microsoft bloggers slightly miffed at this turn of events have...
  • Sydney Visual FoxPro User Group Meeting...

    Doing something different today: I was the Microsoft Warm Body (an official title*) for the Sydney Visual FoxPro User Group meeting at the Microsoft building, as regular host and (alleged) FoxPro user A Coat was out of town- in Redmond as it turns out...
  • Updated Comment Policy

    After some well-meaning survey spam, I've needed to re-examine my blog comment policy . So, severely off-topic comments (relative to the post subject) may be Moderated. ( I love euphemisms like "Moderated", when what I really mean is "Annihilated" )....
  • TechEd 2004: Tristank's Quick Summary

    So, Aussie Tech Ed 2004 in sunny (but wintry) Canberra is over. I can't wait for next year! I'd volunteered to answer questions at the Just Ask Microsoft stands, and had a great time talking with our customers, MVPs and other Microsoft folk about Windows...
  • Teched Final Day

    OK, so I've been a tad remiss in blogging about the Tech Ed experience, but I've been so busy talking to people! I'll blog more later. People await!